Kate Gallagher


For 15 years Lancaster, PA native Kate Gallagher has worked for community benefit organizations focused on health and wellness initiatives, advocacy and empowerment of underserved populations. Her nonprofit career took her first to Washington DC and then to Colorado, where she worked on a national level with clients around the country.  Work on that scale was rewarding, but what Kate really wanted was to see and feel the impact of her work a little closer to home, where she was raising her kids. So she and her family moved back to Lancaster, where she launched coLAB, a collaborative consulting firm that helps organizations succeed through sustainability planning, strategic planning, project management, and more.

Kate’s passions include travel; she’s trekked to 5 continents, 16 countries, and 45 states. Her travels often take her off the beaten path, and the people she’s met and places she’s experienced inform how she helps those in her own community. Kate has earned a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University.

 With a strong focus on vision & mission alignment, collaboration and community impact, Kate has actively sought projects that involve both stand-alone and co-venture opportunities. When working with clients going through a strategic planning process, she believes organizations should come from a place of what is possible rather than focusing on what isn’t. This approach empowers organizations to successfully identify and tackle strategic priorities in both a high level and tactical way. She has worked with local and national Community Benefit Organizations on strategic planning and mission execution.

Contact Information

533 Janet Ave., Suite D
Lancaster, 17601


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Areas of Expertise

  • Fundraising/Resource Development
  • Project Management
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